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3D printing of biosafety masks – Macris joins #Guiran initiative!

3D printing of biosafety masks – Macris joins #Guiran initiative!

In a joint effort with the Guiran volunteer movement, Macris School has joined in the production of parts, specifically headbands for bio-safety masks, using the Macris Maker Space 3D printer.

Our technology specialist, Mr. Ramon Hasbun, together with the students of the robotics club remotely, will carry out this special project which seeks to support and contribute to the objective of obtaining 3,000 of these parts necessary for bio-safety masks for use in hospitals around Honduras.

Students will be involved (remotely) to be part of this process, understanding and analyzing how it goes from initiative to idea to social impact, in addition to enhancing the importance of this process as a community, with networks that support each other.

Guiran is a multidisciplinary group of professionals who voluntarily seek the support of individuals, companies, and institutions to bring bio-security material and equipment to doctors in the different hospitals and public health centers in Honduras.

“It would be optimal for any school that has a 3D printer to join this initiative. Of the mask, the slowest part, or the strongest bottleneck is 3D printing. It takes about 1h30 (depending on the machine you use) to make each piece for the mask. There are currently 15 3D printers in the support network, and about 80 pieces are being printed per day. The need is around 3,000 pieces, so any support is welcome, “said Guiran’s group of volunteers.

With this project Macris joins the fight against Covid-19, together we can!

 

 

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